Can I be a Tour Guide to a town I don’t fully know yet?
I’ve lived here a couple of years but know I will never see all this small town has to offer located near Irish Hills. There are 5 Wineries in the immediate area. I don’t drink the stuff but love to add wine to my cooking. Stews, meats, stewed fruit, etc.
I had been wanting to move to this area for over 20 years and now that I have, I can’t afford it and the tourism has really died down. Between fear of crime or terrorism and easy access to stuff in our virtual world, most don’t leave their homes but for work and school and then scurry back for safety and relaxation. I really miss crowded tourist spots. We used to take the kids to Prehistoric Forest, Stagecoach Stop, their favorite, Wamplers Lake, Twin Towers, Walker Tavern to name a few.
I will not go as far as to say I am jealous of those that love to drink or get high but sometimes, well, yes I am, sorta. My body has never been able to handle chemicals of any kind very well. The Doctors tried like heck to give me something I didn’t react badly to when I had to have major surgery many years ago. Even the “good stuff” as one called it, in a low dosage was problematic.
I am extremely chemically sensitive. Not allergic in a dangerous sense, but swelling and rashes and reactions at times so I learned to do things more “naturally” than what many do in their lives. Grab the latest advertised product and screw up the environment a little more. I go with Vinegar and baking soda to clean, usually. I am able to use the Lysol with hydrogen peroxide when I really want to kill germs without much irritation.
My husband and I used to make our own wine for a while. No sulphites, of course. I had no idea that our wine was being systematically poisoned like this by the alcohol industry. People need to be aware and ask before purchasing their wines if they care. There are many wineries now, especially in my area, and most do put that chemical in their wines that can cause problems in some especially with asthma.